Peripheral Devices (in English)

Language of Instruction:English
* This course is prepared for incoming Erasmus+ students only, and it is instructed in English.
* This course will be open if a certain/sure minimum of enrolled students is at least five students.
* The capacity of this course is twelve students.

Public info:http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/study/courses/IPZe/public/
Completion:examination (written)
Type of
Guarantor:Kotásek Zdeněk, doc. Ing., CSc. (DCSY)
Faculty:Faculty of Information Technology BUT
Department:Department of Computer Systems FIT BUT
Digital Systems Design (INCe), DCSY
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Learning objectives:
  To develop the knowledge gained in the courses dealing with the construction of computers, to present the principles of communication between processor and peripheral devices controllers. To describe principles of system buses, primarily PCI and PCI Express. To explain principles of controlling peripheral operations together with some types of peripheral interfaces (HDD interfaces, SCSI bus, USB, Firewire). To provide students with the information on principles of constructing peripheral devices (HDD, monitors, printers).
  The attention is paid especially to the principles of construction and control of peripheral devices (disc memories, monitors, graphic adapters) and their controllers. The inclusion of peripheral device controller into the computer architecture, communication with processor.The attention is also paid to the description and utilisation of system and I/O buses of computers for the control of peripheral oprations: communication on the bus, principles of bus allocation, DMA, interrupt requests. Disc memories, recording methods, the construction of disc memory, parameters, communication between controller and disc memory, register model of disc memory. Displays, graphic adapters and their structure, development stages. The principles of communication between peripheral device controller and a peripheral device, examples of interfaces: parallel ATA, serial ATA, USB, Centronics and its versions, SCSI.
Knowledge and skills required for the course:
  The knowledge of digital circuits construction and the components of computers. The knowledge of basic principles of communication on system buses.  
Learning outcomes and competencies:
  Students will learn how to utilize knowledge gained by studying hardware oriented courses dealing with the construction of computer systems. They will become acquainted with both classical and modern technologies of controlling peripheral devices together with the construction of peripheral devices. They will learn how to utilize this information for other activities like the design of external adapters or developing drivers of peripheral devices. They will be provided with the information on trends in peripheral devices design and their utilization in computer systems.
Syllabus of lectures:
  • The Types of Peripheral Devices, Their Function in a Computer System.
  • Peripheral Device Controller, Communication with Processor.
  • System Buses.
  • Graphic Adapters, Monitors.
  • AGP Bus.
  • Printers, the Construction and Control.
  • IDE and SCSI Buses.
  • Hard Disc Drives, Recording Methods, HDD Control.
  • The Structure of Hard Disc Drives.
  • USB.
  • Optical Memories, Recording Methods.
  • Plotters, Digitizers, Scanners.
  • Principles of Communication in Technology Environment.
Fundamental literature:
  • William Buchanan: Applied PC, Interfacing, Graphics and Interrupts, Addison-Wesley, 1996, Anglie, ISBN 0-201-87728-7, 383 pages
  • Hans-Peter Messmer: The Indispensable PC Hardware Book, Addison-Wesley, 1997, Anglie, ISBN 0-201-40399-4, 1384 pages
  • Hans-Peter Messmer: The Indispensable Pentium Book, Addison-Wesley, 1995, USA, ISBN 0-201-87727-9, 496 pages
  • Friedhelm Schmidt: SCSI Bus & IDE Interface, Addison-Wesley, 1998, Anglie, ISBN 0-201-17514-2, 396 pages
  • Dave Coleman, Scott Gardiner, Mohammad Kolbehdari, Stephen Peters: PCI Express Electrical Interconnect Design, INTEL PRESS, 2004, ISBN 0-9743649-9-1, 280 pages 
  • John Hyde: USB Design by Example, INTEL PRESS, 2001, ISBN 0-9702846-5-9, 510 pages
  • Friedhelm Schmidt: SCSI Bus & IDE Interface, Addison-Wesley, 1998, Anglie, ISBN 0-201-17514-2, 396 pages
  • Knut Grimsrud, Hubbert Smith: Serial ATA Storage Architecture and Applications, INTEL PRESS, 2006, ISBN 0-9717861-8-6, 357 pages
  • Don Anderson: SATA Storage Technology, Mindshare Press, 2007, ISBN 978-0-9770878-1-5, 463 pages
Study literature:
Progress assessment:
  • Mid-term written exam: 30 points
  • Final written exam: 70 points



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